Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Another B

I wanted to make a B with a spiral base for Brenda's Big Birthday -- I imagined lots of swirls and elegance. Not so easy to stitch since I don't do applique! But when I looked at my drawings, the swirl looked like a cat's tail. And the top could be a cat's head, couldn't it?
So I added ears and voila, a cat! I'm thinking about adding embroidered eyes, but am not sure. Thoughts?

I  made the cat by cutting 1-1/2" strips. I was going to cut some squares to make half square triangles (for the ears and the indentations in the B) when I remembered my Easy Angle Ruler. It lets you make HST's using the same size strips as your squares. I learned about it from Bonnie Hunter's website and absolutely love it!


9 comments:

Brenda said...

this is great! I can't wait to see it in person. thanks for the shoutout!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love the kitty B - so cute. I think it's kinda elegant and mysterious just as is. I love that ruler too!

sewkalico said...

Love your 2 B's and love my easy angle ruler too!

Millie said...

love, love, love, love this! Awesome!

Sharon said...

This is a totally bodacious B! What a great idea! I don't think it needs any eyes...it looks enough like a cat now. WOW.

Clare said...

Oh don't add eyes - it looks great just as it is. Wonderful!

I keep on meaning to buy that ruler. Thanks for the reminder.

LC said...

Cool cat!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Absolutely awesome! I think this is so creative and wonderful...love it!

comicbooklady said...

That is the best B I have ever seen!very clever!